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Which element is the reducing agent in this reaction? 2KMnO4+3Na2SO3+H2O→2MnO2+3Na2SO4+2KOH

Ashley Howard

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Heather Maxwell on November 23, 2018

Hello, this is a redox reaction. what is meant here substances have been oxidized and reduced at the same time. When the redox reactions that passes the oxidation numbers of the elements involved in the reaction change. Here, the oxidation Mn and S has changed. It means that one of each (mno4) ion or (SO3)2 - ion, or it has been oxidized or reduced.oxidants not. of Mn(mno4)- ion has dropped from +8 to +4oxidizing not. S in the# ion has been increased from 4 to 6So mno4 has been reduced. This means that the reducing agent is (SO3) ion

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